Steve Cishek
Mariners' Steve Cishek: Spearheads strong bullpen effort for seventh save
Steve Cishek, RP, SEA
12:25 AM
News: Cishek struck out the side while walking one to pick up his seventh save in Seattle's 4-3 win at Oakland on Monday.

Cishek was the final link in a successful chain of Seattle relievers, as he and three others combined for three innings of hitless ball to protect a one-run lead. With 14 strikeouts and just three walks through 12 innings, the former Marlins closer is off to a strong start in the role with his new team.

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Charlie Furbush
Mariners' Charlie Furbush: Recovering from shoulder injury
Charlie Furbush, RP, SEA
5/2/2016
News: Furbush threw 10-12 pitches off a mound Sunday as he continues to recover from a shoulder injury, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

Furbush was assigned to the 15-day DL on April 3 and still has plenty time to go before he'll be ready to return to the show. Having just started to throw off a mound, Furbush needs to increase the number of pitches he can throw and face live batters in the minors before seeing time in Seattle.

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Luke Hochevar
Royals' Luke Hochevar: Likely available to pitch Monday
Luke Hochevar, RP, KC
5/2/2016
News: Hochevar (elbow) should be available for Monday's game, Joel Goldberg of Fox Sports Kansas City reports.

The Royals held Hochevar out of Sunday's game due to elbow tightness, but apparently he's OK after a day of rest and could be summoned from the Kansas City bullpen if needed by Royals manager Ned Yost.

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Glen Perkins
Twins' Glen Perkins: Increasing strength in shoulder
Glen Perkins, RP, MIN
5/2/2016
News: Perkins is still in the process of strengthening his shoulder, LaVelle Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

No timetable has been offered up for Perkins' return, and it's unclear as to when he may be ready to resume throwing. Kevin Jepsen remains the Twins' current option to close out games, although he has not recorded a save since April 16.

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Chris Devenski
Astros' Chris Devenski: Will make another start Thursday
Chris Devenski, RP, HOU
5/2/2016
News: Devenski will make another start Thursday at home against Seattle, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

After holding his own against Oakland on Saturday in his first big league start, Devenski was named the starter for the matchup with the Mariners on Thursday. If he pitches well, it's reasonable to think that Devenski could stick in the rotation for at least one more turn next week as Lance McCullers is scheduled for a rehab start Saturday at Triple-A Fresno, and he won't be available to the Astros until May 12 at the earliest.

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Zach Britton
Orioles' Zach Britton: May return Tuesday or Wednesday
Zach Britton, RP, BAL
5/2/2016
News: Britton (ankle) hasn't had the results of his MRI returned yet, but the Orioles think that he may be able to return to action either Tuesday or Wednesday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Britton has reportedly been getting better every day since Saturday, and the Orioles are confident that the MRI will return a good result. His status for the rest of the week should become clearer once the results of the MRI are released, but things are looking up for the left-hander at the moment.

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Angel Nesbitt
Tigers' Angel Nesbitt: Begins rehab Monday
Angel Nesbitt, RP, DET
5/2/2016
News: Nesbitt (ankle) will begin his rehab assignment at High-A Lakeland on Monday.

Once healthy, Nesbitt may be activated from the disabled list only to be optioned to Triple-A Toledo in the coming weeks.

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Darren O'Day
Orioles' Darren O'Day: Could see save chances with Britton injury
Darren O'Day, RP, BAL
5/2/2016
News: O'Day could see save chances in the near future depending on the extent of Zach Britton's ankle injury.

Britton's injury has been diagnosed as a sprain, but the Orioles should reveal further details regarding the extent of the ailment in the near future after sending their closer for further tests. Along with O'Day, the Orioles could turn to Mychal Givens or Brad Brach for save opportunities during a potential absence for Britton. Through 11 appearances this season, O'Day has a 15:3 K:BB and 2.79 ERA in 9.2 innings.

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Aroldis Chapman
Yankees' Aroldis Chapman: Continues to pitch in extended spring training
Aroldis Chapman, RP, NYY
5/2/2016
News: Chapman (suspension) will pitch in an extended spring game Wednesday, the New York Post reports.

Chapman's 30-game suspension ends May 9, so the Yankees will look to get him back in game shape with the plan of possibly pitching two innings Wednesday before pitching again Friday. He figures to slot in as the club's closer immediately upon return, pushing Andrew Miller back to a setup role.

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Xavier Cedeno
Rays' Xavier Cedeno: Saddled with loss against Blue Jays on Sunday
Xavier Cedeno, RP, TB
5/2/2016
News: Cedeno (2-1) failed to record an out in the ninth inning of Sunday's 5-1 loss to the Blue Jays. He surrendered a hit, two earned runs, and a walk.

The 29-year-old reliever entered the final frame charged with preserving a 1-1 tie, but immediately surrendered a double to Darwin Barney and then issued a free pass to Michael Saunders. After being pulled for Alex Colome, Cedeno then saw the latter yield an RBI groundout to Edwin Encarnacion and a two-run homer to Troy Tulowitzki, with the pair of runs scored by Cedeno's baserunners going on his ledger. The performance broke a string of four straight scoreless outings for the five-year veteran, and marked the first time he'd given up more than an earned run. Although the outing shot Cedeno's ERA from a stellar 1.35 to 4.05, he remains one of the more reliable arms in the Rays' bullpen.

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